The Daily Eastern News

Falling out of friendship: A sad, necessary learning experience

June 26, 2020

"Falling out of friendship" with someone, or eventually losing touch with a person who was previously a good friend, feels like getting stabbed with a million little needle pricks of gloom and unrest....

National Make a Friend Day

February 10, 2020

National Make A Friend Day, an unofficial holiday that encourages people create new friendships, is Tuesday, and Eastern students reflected on what friendship means to them. Destiny Rowel, a freshman...

Diagnose your relationships with others

February 5, 2020

I’ll often find myself in the midst of these longstanding friendships or “situationships” and assess how I acquired the feelings that I have. Giving yourself some distance from those people makes...

Remind your friends that you love them

October 8, 2019

It’s a common belief that the word “love” is special and should only be used sparingly. You shouldn’t throw it around at just anyone. I strongly disagree. I tell so many people in my life that...

College friends are the best friends you’ll ever have

May 23, 2019

Remember when we all said that we’d keep in touch with our friends from high school? Remember when you thought your high school best friends would be your best friends for life? I remember, and...

3 traits to determine a friend’s toxicity

April 21, 2019

Friends are people who are supposed to care about you and your wellbeing, or so I thought. I recently had a friendship end a couple of weeks ago. The friendship lasted a year and a half and I thought we...

Don’t ask for favors if you didn’t help yourself first

December 4, 2018

Asking for favors is a timeless act that has been passed down for centuries. Just about everyone asks for favors or the more contemporary term “solids,” and there is nothing wrong with that. In...

Let friends know you made it home safely

October 9, 2018

Have you ever told a friend to text you when they make it home safely after leaving your house? I’m sure most people have because I think it’s a pretty common thing to do, but have you ever had them...

Nothing wrong with a disagreement

August 27, 2018

My friends and acquaintances span over a very broad and vast set of beliefs. Some of them like pineapple on pizza (those ones tend to stay acquaintances) and the others know that pineapples don’t...

Best Buddies builds relationships

March 6, 2018

For students in Eastern’s chapter of Best Buddies, the group is more than a registered student organization. Amber Salutric, a sophomore foreign languages and communication disorders and sciences...

Bettering yourself means changing yourself

February 4, 2018

Recently while having lunch with my friend Clinton, I told him many ideas of change I decided I needed to make in my life to help myself grow as a person. My many decisions included trying to go with...

Befriending is not the same as flirting

January 24, 2018

Being a homosexual man, there is one thing that has always bothered me when it comes to heterosexual men. For some reason, heterosexual men truly believe that if a homosexual man talks to them or tries...

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